Thanks to all who came along to the 3rd and final Carbon Social Cycle Club event of the year.   It was a chilly start rolling out from Linlithgow train station but we soon warmed up on the 8 mile … Continued

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15th September 2017

Beware of fund tips in the media

One of the most obvious places to look for suggestions on which funds to invest in is in the national press. But no matter how compelling a case journalists make for a particular fund, there are very good reasons to … Continued

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On 16th September the Carbon Social Cycle Club heads to the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow for a ‘rolling’ 47 mile ride which takes in quiet farm roads, Beecraigs Country Park and a tour of the mighty Bathgate Alps. We will meet for … Continued

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We enjoyed a great event again at the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Golf Day, held on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles.  The 2014 Ryder Cup venue was in first-class condition, and whilst neither the weather nor the golf quite … Continued

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Thanks to everyone who came along to the Carbon Social Cycle Club Deeside ride; a fantastic 55-mile route in mostly great weather. The route took us initially along the Deeside valley from Aboyne to Balmoral.  From Balmoral the climbing begun, … Continued

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Broadly, there are two things that prevent most people having a successful investment experience: costs and behaviour. As more and more investors are coming to realise, using index funds dramatically reduces the fees and charges you pay; compounded over decades … Continued

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Meir Statman is one of the world’s best-known experts on behavioural finance. A Professor of Finance at Santa Clara University, he attempts to understand how investors make financial decisions and how those decisions are reflected in the markets. He’s recently … Continued

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The third Carbon Social Cycle Club ride of the year, on the morning of 19th August, heads north to beautiful Royal Deeside. We’ll meet at Aboyne at 8.45am and head west along the South Deeside Road to Crathie before crossing the North Deeside Road and heading … Continued

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It was a moment that UK fund managers were dreading. In the event, the publication on 28th June of the Financial Conduct Authority’s final report on its study into competition in asset management was rather softer in tone than the … Continued

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Saturday saw the Carbon Social Cycle Club head to Pitlochry to take on some of the Caledonia Etape route.  A dozen of us braved mixed weather to take on the 75-mile ride through fantastic scenery (not all of which we … Continued

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